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    Hanceville council sets hearing for potential new subdivision  

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – At its meeting on Thursday, Jan. 25, the Hanceville City Council discussed a potential new subdivision, which would require rezoning and...

    Cullman Library Board discusses increased security following recent trespass 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Library Board met on Wednesday, Jan. 24, to discuss potential new security measures on the heels of a...

    Commission calls emergency meeting, declares state of emergency for Cullman County 

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    Updated Jan. 14, 2024, at 7:22 p.m. CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Commission on Sunday called an emergency meeting to discuss the impending winter...

    Town of South Vinemont set to create planning commission  

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    VINEMONT, Ala. - At its monthly meeting on Jan. 9, the South Vinemont Town Council had the first reading of a proposed new ordinance...

    Hanceville council appoints Sawyer mayor  

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Hanceville City Hall was packed Thursday evening as residents gathered to hear who would be appointed mayor following former Mayor Kenneth...

    Zoning approvals pave way for new housing developments in Cullman  

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    CULLMAN, Ala. — Two recent rezoning approvals by the Cullman City Council cleared the way for new housing developments on the north and west...

    Baileyton council votes to construct Little Free Library 

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    BAILEYTON, Ala. – Baileyton resident Rhonda Van Zandt addressed the town council at its January meeting on Monday, Jan. 8, 2024, asking if it...

    Hanceville Council approves rezoning to allow duplex 

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – It was a relatively quiet meeting in Hanceville’s council chambers on Thursday, Dec. 28, 2023. The council heard from resident Stephen...

    Hanceville’s Nail pleads guilty to 15 misdemeanors, resigns 

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    Sawyer named interim mayor  HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Longtime Hanceville Mayor Kenneth Nail on Tuesday, Dec. 19, pleaded guilty to 15 misdemeanor counts of using his...

    Commission approves rate increases for Smith Lake Park, Stony Lonesome 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Commission at its monthly meeting on Dec. 12 approved price increases for camping and park admission fees.   Cullman County...

    Baileyton hosts 4th annual Christmas Drive-Thru 

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    BAILEYTON, Ala. – Young residents of Baileyton enjoyed another festive event during the holiday season as hundreds of cars lined around the Baileyton Volunteer...

    Cullman City Council approves traffic light at Hwy. 278/I-65, rezoning for...

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman City Council this week approved resolutions to place a new traffic light at the intersection of U.S. Highway 278...

    Vinemont’s 2nd annual Christmas in the Park set for Dec. 9 

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    VINEMONT, Ala. - Councilmembers and staff of the Town of South Vinemont are spending this week preparing and tying up loose ends for their...

    Vinemont Town Council talks holiday events  

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    VINEMONT, Ala. - The Vinemont Town Council at its November meeting, discussed community holiday events, including the annual Community Thanksgiving Meal, Christmas Tree Lighting,...

    Baileyton decking the halls – well, Hwy. 69 – Nov. 27 

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    BAILEYTON, Ala. – The Town of Baileyton is set to deck the halls – well, the light poles lining Alabama Highway 69, in preparation...

    Hanceville Mayor Kenneth Nail indicted on charges of using office for...

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Hanceville Mayor Kenneth Nail has been indicted by a Cullman County grand jury on 15 counts of using his office for...

    Jacobs proclaims Oct. 28 Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Awareness Day; MS walk...

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – As North Central Neurology Associates gears up for its Multiple Sclerosis (MS) awareness walk to be held Saturday, Oct. 28, 2023,...

    First responders recognized by Hanceville City Council

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Despite a fairly light council meeting agenda, Hanceville City Hall was packed with first responders and their superiors, family and friends...

    Berlin town council approves FY 2024 budget, prioritizes community projects

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    BERLIN, Ala. — The Berlin Town Council approved its 2024 fiscal budget on Monday, detailing plans for significant community projects while noting a projected...

    ‘It’s been an honor’

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Hanceville Police Chief Bob Long announced his retirement, effective Sept. 1, 2023, at the Hanceville City Council meeting on Wednesday, March...

    Zoning board approves variance for planned Hwy. 157 Ramada Inn

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman Zoning Board of Adjustments & Appeals on Monday approved a variance for a proposed hotel along Hayes Drive off...

    City to update perimeter of Klein Building

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman City Council on Monday approved a $21,850 bid from Bright Landscapes for materials and installation of sidewalks around the...

    Jacobs declares Arbor Week, recognizes poster winners

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman Mayor Woody Jacobs, along with the Cullman City Tree Commission, on Tuesday declared Feb. 19-25 Arbor Week in the city...

    Cullman City Council hears update on 2023 Strawberry Festival

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – With the approaching warmer weather will come one of Cullman’s favorite events: the Strawberry Festival is scheduled for May 6. Cullman...

    Attorney asks for continuance on multifamily dwelling request

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The conditional use request for multifamily dwellings on John Cooper Drive S.E. off Old Hanceville Highway was withdrawn by attorney Matthew...

    Nail proclaims International Clergy Week in Hanceville

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Maylor Kenneth Nail and the Hanceville City Council, during its last meeting in January, voted to proclaim the first full week...

    County commission rejects bid for HVAC upgrades

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – At a brief special-called meeting on Thursday, Jan. 26, the Cullman County Commission voted to reject the sole bid for Cullman...

    Cullman City Council introduced to new CHS coach

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    CULLMAN Ala. – The Cullman City Council on Monday met Cullman High School’s (CHS’) new varsity football head coach Danny Stiff. Cullman City Schools...

    Gentry inauguration draws crowd

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Matt Gentry was sworn into his third term as Cullman County sheriff Saturday, Jan. 21, at Cotton Creek Warehouse in downtown...

    Jacobs declares St. Paul’s Lutheran School Appreciation Week

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman Mayor Woody Jacobs on Friday signed a proclamation declaring Jan. 23-28, 2023 as St. Paul’s Lutheran School Appreciation Week, with...

    Commission on Aging sets 2023 schedule

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman County Commission on Aging (COA) released its 2023 schedule of events for the area’s senior citizens recently, allowing ample...

    ‘I will work every day… to seek justice and keep our...

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman County’s new district attorney, Champ Crocker, was administered the oath of office Saturday by Cullman County Sheriff Matt Gentry. The...

    City of Hanceville searching for helicopter

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – The Hanceville City Council on Thursday approved Resolution no. 668 to begin the search for an inoperable Vietnam-era Bell UH-1 Iroquois...

    Kilpatrick, Floyd sworn in

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – On Thursday afternoon two Cullman County elected officials, Coroner Jeremy Kilpatrick and Cullman County District Judge, Place 1 Chad Floyd, took...

    County Commission begins new year with many surpluses

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman County Commission met on Tuesday, Jan. 10, when it recognized Jeff Preston, who is retiring after 25 years from...

    Cullman City Council honors Shawn Crider

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman City Council convened Monday, Jan. 9, in the Lucille N. Galin Municipal Auditorium at city hall where it recognized...

    Cobblestone Hotel moves ahead

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – After a public hearing, the Cullman Planning Commission on Tuesday approved the short-form subdivision for the Cobblestone Hotel property at 1835...

    Catching up with DA-Elect Champ Crocker

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - On Jan. 14, 2023, a new district attorney will be sworn in to represent Cullman County and the State of Alabama....

    Jason Mickle promoted to assistant police chief

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Lifelong Cullman resident and 24-year Cullman Police Department veteran Jason Mickle has been promoted to assistant chief. Mickle joined the department...

    Cullman County Commission and the ties that bind

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    On Wednesday, Nov. 16, the Cullman County Commission grew from a three-person to a five-person commission when the four commissioners were sworn into office...

    Hanceville amends building, business license fee schedule

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – The Hanceville City Council at its Thursday, Dec. 22, meeting voted to raise building and business license fees for the first...

    Cullman County Revenue satellite offices moving away from cash transactions

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman County Revenue Commissioner Barry Willingham announced that the county’s satellite revenue offices will no longer accept cash, nor will they...

    Commission honors retirees, proclaims Human Trafficking Awareness and Prevention Day

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman County Commission at its meeting Dec. 20 recognized the reappraisal department’s Karen Campbell for her retirement after 24 years...

    Arrests and incidents reported Dec. 2

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported December 2, 2022. All persons are innocent until proven guilty.  GJ = grand jury; FTA =...

    LED lights installed at West Point ballpark

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    WEST POINT, Ala. - The West Point Town Council at its meeting Monday night heard from Tim Garner and Muntingh Hamman with LED Capital...

    What are you thankful for?

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    We recently asked leaders throughout Cullman County to share what they are grateful for this holiday season. The changemakers who serve the community with...

    Cullman County Commission holds first five-person meeting

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman County Commission grew by two on Tuesday, Nov. 16 as Kelly Duke and Corey Freeman joined the standing commission...

    CPD Chief Kenny Culpepper set to retire after 44 years

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – One of Cullman’s most familiar faces is set to retire from the Cullman Police Department (CPD) in just a couple of...

    Hanceville City Council gets law enforcement update

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – The Hanceville City Council at its regular meeting Thursday heard from Hanceville Police Chief Bob Long, who provided the council with...

    Dodge City appoints Jason Burney mayor

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    DODGE CITY, Ala. - The Dodge City Town Council at its Thursday night meeting appointed its third mayor this year. Councilwoman Heather Langley made...

    Arrests and incidents reported Nov. 9

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported November 9, 2022. All persons are innocent until proven guilty.   GJ = grand jury; FTA =...

    City planning commission holds multiple public hearings

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The City of Cullman Planning Commission on Monday had several public hearings and subdivisions on its agenda. All agenda items were...

    Jacobs proclaims November Home Care and Hospice Month in Cullman

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman Mayor Woody Jacobs on Tuesday proclaimed the month of November Home Care and Hospice Month in Cullman, urging citizens to...

    ‘She was an absolutely amazing woman’

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    DODGE CITY, Ala. – Family, friends and colleagues gathered at the Dodge City Senior Center on Saturday for the unveiling of a plaque dedicated...

    Cullman City Council updates 2 ordinances

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – At its meeting on Oct. 24, Cullman City Council updated two ordinances, bringing them up to date with the city’s growing...

    Cullman City Council honors WildWater staff, amends procedures for public comments

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman City Council on Monday commended Cullman Parks, Recreation & Sports Tourism (CPRST) and its WildWater staff for earning the...

    Resident who lost home to fire asks county commission to improve...

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman County Commission at its Tuesday meeting heard from Sean Buntin, a resident of County Road 222, who requested improved...

    Hanceville City Council honors local historian Norman Boone

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. –  The Hanceville City Council on Thursday honored local historian and Hanceville High School class of 1969’s Norman Boone. Boone single-handedly uploaded...

    Cullman City Council approves ‘Jeepers Creepers’ event

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman City Council at its Monday meeting approved the annual Cullman County Wranglers Jeepers Creepers Trunk or Treat event for...

    A citizens’ guide to public comments at local government meetings

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    A county commissioner appeared shocked at a meeting this summer when the county ordinance stipulating guidelines for the public comments portion of commission meetings...

    What’s that? Whataburger coming to Cullman!

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The City of Cullman Planning Commission approved the site plan for a proposed Whataburger on Cherokee Avenue Southwest and Swafford Road...

    Seniors: Prepare now for Medicare’s Open Enrollment period

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Medicare’s Open Enrollment is rapidly approaching, and now is the time to prepare. Open Enrollment begins Oct. 15 and runs through...

    Cullman City Council approves FY 2023 budget

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman City Council on Friday, Sept. 30, convened for its last meeting before beginning of FY 2023, which starts Oct....

    Arrests and incidents reported Sept. 30

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported September 30, 2022. All persons are innocent until proven guilty.   GJ = grand jury; FTA =...

    Hanceville City Council approves inaugural Christmas on Commercial event, resurfacing of...

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – The Hanceville City Council this week voted to approve a new holiday event: Christmas on Commercial.   Maggie Soleto of Vintage Magnolias and...

    Sportsman Lake Park temporarily closed to vehicles

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    UPDATE: 9/23-22 12:21 p.m. Sportsman Lake Park has provided an update stating they "are currently closed for some maintenance on our train tracks and parking...

    County Commission approves FY 2023 budget, recognizes Ronald Park

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman County Commission on Tuesday night approved its $70 million-plus budget.   County Administrator John Bullard said, “We want to be able...

    1st distribution of online sales tax benefits Cullman County Schools

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – This week, the Cullman County Board of Education (CCBOE) received its first quarterly disbursement of the Simplified Sellers Use Tax (SSUT)...

    Hanceville hosting annual Kids’ Night Out this Thursday

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Hanceville’s Kids’ Night Out will return to C.W. Day Park this Thursday, Sept. 15, from 6-9 p.m., giving children the opportunity...

    Cullman City Council rejects bids for sports complex

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    CULLMAN, Ala.- The Cullman City Council on Monday passed Resolution 2022-111, which rejected all current bids on the Cullman Parks, Recreation & Sports Tourism’s...

    Hanceville approves FY 2023 budget, discusses heavy hauling ordinance

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Following a work session in which the Hanceville City Council reviewed the FY 2023 budget, council members on Thursday evening discussed...

    240-unit apartment complex planned for Hwy. 278 W

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The City of Cullman Planning Commission approved a conditional use request for a new apartment building consisting of 240 units and...

    Coach Green, Dr. Green, Mayor Green

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    Mayor Don Green, who passed earlier this year on July 4 at 88, left an indelible mark on his cherished hometown.  Cullman City Council President...

    City to repave streets in Northwood subdivision

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -  The Cullman City Council this month signed its annual Transportation Plan, laying out which roads will be repaved with funds from...

    September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month: Cullman, surrounding municipalities sign proclamations

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, and many municipalities in the area, including Cullman, Cullman County, Good Hope, Hanceville, Garden City...

    Hanceville proclaims September Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Hanceville City Council members, with Mayor Kenneth Nail joining via Zoom, moved swiftly through their agenda Thursday evening, holding a public...

    County sanitation rates increasing

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman County Commission recently voted in favor of a sanitation rate increase to go into effect Oct. 1.   Residential service rates...

    ‘This is an opportunity’: City votes to approve medical cannabis dispensing...

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman City Council on Monday night voted in favor of authorizing medical cannabis dispensing sites in the city limits. The...

    County Commission opts to keep CARTS director on payroll

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - After a barrage of former Cullman Area Rural Transportation System (CARTS) employees showed up at a Cullman County Commission meeting last...

    Fundraising goal met for Cullman’s new skatepark

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman Parks, Recreation and Sports Tourism (CPRST) on Thursday announced that its $100,000 fundraising goal for Cullman’s upcoming skatepark has been...

    Commission approves recommendation of outside attorney

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Commission on Tuesday went into executive session with Cullman County Attorney Emily Johnston to discuss “possible or pending...

    Arrests and incidents reported Aug. 18

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported August 18, 2022. All persons are innocent until proven guilty.  GJ = grand jury; FTA =...

    Cullman PD holds in-house Rock the South debriefing

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman Police Department (CPD) on Wednesday held an in-house debriefing, reviewing the good, the bad and the ugly of last...

    Cullman council meets for birthday wishes, round of thanks

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman City Council on Monday evening recognized Council President Jenny Folsom’s birthday with balloons. It also heard from Councilman Brad...

    City Planning Commission amends street requirements for new subdivision construction

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The City of Cullman Planning Commission met Monday night with five public hearings  held, including an amendment to street regulations in...

    Covington Casket Company distribution center coming to Hanceville

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – The Hanceville City Council on Thursday evening announced that Covington Casket Company will be bringing a distribution center to Hanceville. The...

    Growing needs: City debuts plans for new multi-sports and events center

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    CULLMAN, Ala. –The City of Cullman on Wednesday introduced plans for its new 130,000-square-foot multi-sports and events center on Field of Miracles Drive. With an...

    City recognizes outstanding citizen – City Garage’s Rod Cook honored by...

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman City Council President Pro Tem Johnny Cook had proud news about a City employee at Monday’s council meeting. City Garage...

    DA-Elect Crocker announces transition team

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman County District Attorney Elect Champ Crocker on Tuesday announced the formation of his transition team.   Below is Crocker’s announcement, in full:   Today...

    Waiting is the hardest part – Sen. Garlan Gudger, Cullman County...

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The dread that fills the hearts of most residents as they trudge down the stairwell to the Driver License Examiners Office...

    West Point seeks to expand by annexing properties

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    WEST POINT, Ala. - The West Point Town Council on Monday evening had a first reading of an ordinance to annex the Fred’s LLC...

    Hanceville City Council honors Joshua Foran for life well lived

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – The Hanceville City Council at its last meeting celebrated resident Josh Foran for a job well done. Mayor Kenneth Nail issued...

    Cannabis coming to Cullman?

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman County Commission on Tuesday evening approved Resolution 2022-61, authorizing the operation of medical cannabis dispensing sites within unincorporated areas...

    Vinemont council talks community projects

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    VINEMONT, Ala. -  At its regular meeting Tuesday evening, the Vinemont Town Council discussed community projects, including the development of an art park at...

    It’s baaccckkk

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman City Council on Thursday approved the required special events permit for Rock the South, which will be held Aug....

    State’s 17th annual Back-To-School Sales Tax Holiday July 15-17

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Alabama’s 17th annual sales tax holiday for school-related items begins at 12:01 a.m. Friday, July 15, 2022, and ends at midnight Sunday,...

    Sullins, Bright join Cullman Planning Commission

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The City of Cullman Planning Commission met Tuesday evening, welcoming two new members: Michael Sullins and Blake Bright.  Chairman Mike Voss opened...

    The protest that wasn’t

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Upon arriving at the Cullman County Courthouse parking lot Monday morning, potential protesters had their plans to demonstrate thwarted due to...

    Former Mayor Donald E. Green’s passing leaves hole in heart of...

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The city of Cullman and its people are mourning the loss of its 29th mayor, Dr. Donald E. Green, who passed...

    Cullman City Council appoints two new members to city’s planning commission

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman City Council met on Monday evening at city hall where Michael Sullins and Blake Bright were appointed to the...